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Venus, Aphrodite, Aphrodisiac
Hermes, Hermetic, Herm
Mercury, Mercenery, Merchant



Once upon ... long time ago ...  Zeus blamed the unruly Cupid for his own cupidity ... Zeus rejoiced when Venus was wounded by the arrow of Cupid ... and became  "love sick" ... she seduced a mortal ...   the emblem of Love represented by Venus is complemented by Fertility represented by Hermes often depicted by a "Herm" ... "erected" in many Roman homes and public places displaying his erection ... the tragic outcome of this affair of Aphrodite and Hermes was Hermaphrodite   ...